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Anna’s Godman

Cover Story

Udaysingh Deshmukh, 42, ‘Bhayyu Maharaj’ to his devotees, is an unusual guru

Stories in this issue

Kipling House

It seems strange to think of it now, but my first view of Kipling House decided the rest of my life. I had been hauled up by the hostel warden for ‘defacing’ a wall in my room. I had painted a mural…

The Savings Shift

In 2010-11, you and I saved less than what we did in previous years. According to the latest RBI report, Indian household savings grew by less than 10 per cent during the last fiscal year, the first…

Voice Recognition

A Chennai-based IIT graduate has been named as one of 35 outstanding innovators under the age of 35 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s magazine Technology Review. Thirty-year-old Ajit…

Poker Comes to the Mainland

Till two months ago, it was Goa and its floating casinos on the River Mandovi that had the only licenses to hold live Texas Hold’em poker games. But not anymore. The government of Sikkim, in…

Wikileaks bites CPM

New revelations by WikiLeaks have come as a huge embarrassment for the CPM. A cable claimed that a month after the Left parties withdrew support to the previous UPA government over the Indo-…

The Doc Is Not Always Right

During the Anna Hazare fast, this was an image on television: Dr Naresh Trehan, flanked by three doctors to the left and three doctors to the right. There might have been more, but the screen…

A Dhoni Soap Opera

BANGALORE ~ The appointment of an Upa Lokayukta in Karnataka has had the odd fallout of putting Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a legal niggle. When he was still a rising star, Dhoni had been signed on…

Lady in a Pickle

Place: Mumbai airport (domestic terminal), at the security clearance X-ray machine Time: Afternoon, one fine spring day Cast of characters: Security guard, firm but shaken; Lady, hair a mess, dupatta…

Indian Cricket 2.0

It was the end of the fourth day of the fourth Test match and England were seven wickets shy of completing a series whitewash. I bump into ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat waiting for his car…

Situation Vacant

Circa 2003, when my aunt started raving about her new iPod, I finally understood something fundamental about Steve Jobs. Many digital mavens have designed useful complicated stuff with a multitude of…